Peggy

Red Marks On Face

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Just lately I have these red spots on my face. I believe they may be sclero related as they aren't acne but I'm not sure. If they are does anyone know how long they last? Is there anything I should be doing to get rid of them or to treat them?

 

Thanks and warm hugs from Minnesota.

 

Peggy

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Yes, I think it is! Do they go away or are they here to stay? Do they get worse? Will I get more of them? How do you get rid of them?

 

Every day it seems like there is something else with this disease!

 

Warm hugs from Minnesota.

 

Peggy

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It varies from person to person, but ordinarily they do not go away, and yes they get worse. We have several members that have had laser treatments for them. One that I know of with success, and one without success even though she's had numerous treatments. Hopefully they will see this post and answer some of your questions.

 

I have them on my chest and just a few on my face. They have slowly progressed, but I am still able to cover them with makeup.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I'm sorry to say, but I don't think they ever go away. And mine have actually gotten worse, and have spread since I was diagnosed 6 years ago. I have them on my hands, my shoulders, my chest, and all over my face.

 

Sarah =0)

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Mine are allover my body. The ones on my face really dont bother me but I use green consealer on them. I think it gives me more charcter..


Sam

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Welcome to the group Sarah aka SpaceysChick. Looking forward to learning more about you and what type illness you have.

 

Also, a big welcome to any other new members that I have missed while vacationing to warmer climates. I have 2 more weeks. Time has flown by this year.

 

Peggy, I hope you find ways to not let the telangiectasia effect your lifestyle or happiness. I am one of the fortunate ones that only have the broken vessel type appearance on and around my nose. Very easy to cover so far. I don't have the red dot type.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Peggy

 

I've got those lovely red spots too on my chest, arms, face, pretty sure I had a few on my stomach too but they left....they come, they go, and new ones pop up....seems they come in little families some days...the odd one has decided to take up permanent residence on my face and no doubt a few among my freckles have done that also....wouldn't it be nice if we could charge them rent! I always described mine as looking like pimples because sometimes I'm sure some are a little raised, but they sure don't act like pimples. Someone on this site said once that if you press on them, they fade/turn white I think....


Sending good wishes your way!

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Hi,

 

Something Sheryl said just rang a bell with me. I have the broken blood vessel type around my nose and high on my cheekbones. They have been there a while and some days are redder/stand out more than others. I can usually cover them with foundation though.

 

The "red dot" tpye that Sheryl spoke of I'm curious about. I have had a raised red dot (looks like if I pricked it it would bleed) on my stomach. I have never really paid much attention to it and it doesn't hurt or bother me. I wonder if this is a talengiectasia ? Are there different types ?

 

When I see the rheumatologist, will he know if these are talengiectasia ?

 

Thanks,

Karen

 

 

Undiagnosed ATM

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Hi Peggy,

 

The rheumatologist will know if they are the telengiastacias. You may get them on your hands and inside your mouth too. Look at the insie of your bottom lip, thats a common place too. I cover mine as best I can with make-up. They don't go away, and you'll probably get more. Sigh, this is a complicated very multi-faceted disease. Try to kep positive if you can. I have been meditating using a self healing CD. I have been concentrating on making my spots smaller, especially one that is huge right in the middle of my cheek. It might be wishful thinking bt I think it's helping. Good luck,

Peace,

Karen

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Hi:

 

I get those red dot on my face. I know they are not pimples. The good thing, for me, they go away but just tome back some other time.

I also have small spots of discoloration all over my arms and legs. What is that?

Ani

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I have just a few talengiectasia spots on my face especially around the edges of my lips and on my cheek bones but recently I have noticed them on the inside of my bottom lip so will tell Rheumatologist when I see him.

I've still to find makeup that will cover mine because I also have lots of freckles and one ever spreading 'age spot' which sits on my left cheek bone & no matter what I put on that it does not cover up. I do hate it because kids at school had begun to comment on it.

 

Jensue

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Hi Peggy:

 

Mine have always remained. I have them on my chest, arms, fingers and face. They're so tiny, they really don't bother me and add a little "character".

 

:lol:


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Ani:

 

Are they tan patches? I think that may be morphea. I have one the size of a 1/2 on my stomach an one the size of about 3" on my left arm. They are kinda leathery patches.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Another quick question about telengiastacias, does the development of MORE in new places mean the disease is progressing or is it a more benign side of the disease.

 

I only ask as I have had them on my face, chest, arms and hands for 2 years now, but this summer I seemed to tan on my legs (for the first time in my life!) and now as the weather has changed the tan has faded, but now I have lots of telengiastacias on my shins, and I also seem to be in an arthritic flare now for the last 8 weeks.

 

So just curious really if you get more spots when your more unwell?

 

Hugs,

Irene

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